Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the key to improving education and thus boosting growth across Africa – but there is still widespread reluctance among teachers, trainers and managers to abandon traditional methods in favour of new solutions.
The eLearning Africa “Through your Lens” Photo Competition is back this year for its sixth edition, promoted by theeLearning Africa 2015 conference.
Hello Kabissa Friends,
As part of my research in environmental governance within and around Saadani National Park (SNP), I did cartographic and institutional analyses showing Tanzania National Parks Authority's (TANAPA) approach to unilaterally gazette the land of the small village of Uvinje as park of SNP.
Hello Kabissa Family, it’s been quite a while.
The current events leading up to the Nigerian elections have kept me thinking a lot of the next generation of Africans because they do not seem to be learning form the mistakes and foolishness of my generation and beyond.
Election propaganda #Nigerianelections has remained basically the same; inflammatory and inciting, this is quite pathetic.
The Canada Fund for Local Initiative (CFLI), a development fund of the Canadian High Commission in Nigeria is partnering with Projekthope, an NGO involved in capacity training of journalists to implement series of development projects for the purpose of enhancing the skills and capacity of reporters to report on gender and sexuality with more precision.
The project involves skills training in both Lagos and Abuja, newsroom audit of reporters attitude to covering sexuality and publication of a resource guide book to support the work of reporters covering the beat.
Take a moment and think about how you most often hear development work portrayed in the public discourse? Two divergent narratives come to my mind.
First, international aid is unashamedly tied to foreign policy objectives, money is wasted, and day-to-day aid work is challenging, if not futile. The narrative goes something like this: So-and-so country is poor or vulnerable. Rich countries try to help them. So-and-so is still poor and vulnerable.
On the other hand, according to many NGOs and international agencies, our day-to-day work in the development sector is instantly transformative, not to mention selfless. The narrative goes something like this: So-and-so person is poor or vulnerable. We [the organization] helps so-and-so. So-and-so is not poor anymore.
That’s a pretty polarizing view of anti-poverty and development work – all good or all bad. People working on the ground know that neither is an accurate picture of reality. And this reality is harder and harder for communications staff and the media to ignore.